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Exam Results Help 2018

Support and advice for pupils June 2018

SQA exam results will be issued to Scotland’s learners on Tuesday 7 August, by text message and through the post.

It can be a stressful time for young people – but support will be available, online, through the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Helpline, via social media and face to face for learners needing to discuss their options.

SDS offer free, impartial advice and information for those receiving their exam results to help them decide what to do next.

A leaflet detailing the help available from SDS is included with the SQA results letter.

In this document, you will find some useful resources which can be adapted to your needs to help you direct learners in need of support when they receive their results – whether it hasn’t gone according to plan or better than expected.

Exam results day is coming. Whether things don’t go according to plan or better than expected, Skills Development Scotland have a variety of options to support learners from 7 August onwards.

Getting your results can be a stressful time, and some people struggle to decide what to do next.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have support services available over the phone, online and in person.

Over the phone

Learners, parents and carers can call the Exam Results Helpline to speak with one of SDS’s trained advisers about their options. From apprenticeships to UCAS Clearing, college to employment, they have information on what you can do next. The Helpline is open on 7-15 August and you can get details at


Scotland’s online careers service My World of Work has lots of useful articles and information to help you plan your future. You can check it all out at

On social media

You can message advisers via DM on Twitter at @mywowscotland or private message via or your local SDS Facebook page.

In person

SDS careers centres are located nationwide, and careers advisers are available year-round – not just on results day – to offer advice on your career options. Find your nearest centre at

The most important thing to remember is – don’t panic! Whatever your results, there is a way to follow your ambitions, and SDS advisers are ready to help you think about options.

Before end of term

Make sure you’re clued up on the support available ahead of #resultsday at @myworldofwork

Don’t panic about #resultsday! There’s support available – head to @myworldofwork for more info

On results day

Whether your #examresults are better than expected or not, help is available from @skillsdevscot. Call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 or head to @myworldofwork

After results day (please note that the Helpline doesn’t open until 7th August)

If you want to talk to someone about your #examresults, the team at @skillsdevscot can help. Call 0808 100 8000 or head to @myworldofwork for advice on what to do next

Find out more

Get further information on the support offered by Skills Development Scotland at Exam Results Helpline opens 7th-8th August, 8am-8pm; 9th-15th August 9am-5pm. More details online.

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